I think this makes up for the venti iced soy toffee nut latte I had for breakfast, don’t you? I have to confess, I am not a juice girl, never have been. Those rows of refrigerated juices with fancy combinations at the grocery store, I am not even tempted. However, I actually like the juices I make at home, who would have thought? Juicing is a commitment, it can be expensive and it is messy. In a perfect world, I would not be seeking out fresh organic fruit and veggies, rinsing, peeling, chopping, juicing, and then spending 5 minutes cleaning out every nook and cranny of my juicer.
In this perfect world, my freshly squeezed juice would be brought to me on alternate days by, I don’t know, Ian Sommerhalder, Adam Levine, or Ryan Gosling, while I sit on the couch reading one of the many books calling my name. If you are new to juicing, and you want to get some veg with your fruit, you really can’t go wrong with carrots and beets as a base, they are really sweet (and from someone who doesn’t like cooked carrots, or really raw carrots for that matter) they are great in juice, they add this awesome sweetness, and beets (again, I NEVER eat beets, but, I love them juiced, besides being sweet and a perfect combo with the carrots, they give your juice this beautiful color). Experiment and enjoy!
- 1 apple
- 3 carrots
- 1 chunk of fresh ginger (use less if you aren't a ginger lover)
- 2 small beets
- handful of strawberries (you could use another berry too)
- handful of grapes
- 2 small oranges
- Rinse, and cut fruit and vegetables small enough to fit through your juicer chute.
- Make sure to peel beets, ginger and oranges.
- Drink immediately, feel the health!